The Office of Inclusion and Diversity will continue to update this list of resources related to federal action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. If you want to recommend resources, please contact

April 24, 2018 Update: Although the Federal District Court of the District of Columbia ruled that the administration's decision to terminate DACA is "unlawful," USCIS policy on DACA applications has not changed. If you have applied for and received DACA in the past, you can apply for a renewal. If you have never applied for DACA before, you cannot apply now. It is important to note that uncertainty still exists about what the government will do with information submitted to USCIS during the renewal process.

March 5, 2108 Update: March 5, 2018, marks the "deadline" the current administration gave Congress to have a legislative bill for DACA recipients. It is important to know that March 5th is NOT a deadline for DACA. DACA recipients may continue to renew their DACA, according to January 13 USCIS guidelines linked below.

January 13, 2018 Update: Due to a federal court order, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017. USCIS is not accepting applications from individuals who have not previously been granted deferred action under DACA. Refer to USCIS guidelines for additional information.

Saint Joseph’s is committed to complying with federal requirements associated with managing its programs. Otherwise, the University does not share private information about students or employees. SJU public safety officers do not inquire about or record immigration status in the performance of their duties. The University maintains a strong commitment to the privacy of student and employee records, consistent with all applicable law. If any member of the University community is asked to provide protected information, please refer those requests to the Registrar (for students) or the Office of Human Resources (for employees).

Take Action

AJCU DACA Resource Page

United We Dream Action Resources

Connect with the SJU Refugee Working Group

Find Your Elected Officials

Sample talking points (Ignatian Solidarity Network)

Educators for Fair Consideration: How educators can support undocumented students

Important Questions and Answers

US Citizenship and Immigration Services Jan. 13, 2018 Update to Resume DACA Renewals

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: Latest in DACA for most recent information

United We Dream: DACA Renewal Information and DACA Rescission and Workplace Rights

Ignatian Solidarity Network: Immigration Reform Resources

Department of Homeland Security: Frequently Asked Questions

Catholic Legal Immigration Network: Know Your Rights When Interacting with Law Enforcement

Undocumented Students on Jesuit University Campuses (2010 study)

Legal and Financial Assistance Resources

Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLC is offering 15-minute consultations for students of client organizations, which include SJU.

Catholic Legal Immigration Network: Search for affiliates providing low-cost legal assistance

Scholarships resources that do not require citizenship or residency

Statements About DACA

Saint Joseph's University's President Mark C. Reed

AJCU President Michael J. Sheeran, S.J. October 26, 2017

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

AJCU Student Body Presidents

US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

American Council on Education Letter to Congress